Iran: Women nurses in protest

A number of girl students of nursing in Tehran boycotted their exams and held a rally on Monday, July 10, 2017, to protest a new directive by the Ministry of Health.

According to this directive, hospitals will undertake training of nursing students and universities will cooperate with them in this regard. This is while in principle, universities are in charge of the training of nurses.

One of the nurses who has graduated from the Medical School of Tehran University put a post in the social media which read, “Why doesn’t the Ministry of Health employ the nurses who are presently out of work? Why do they want to train new nurses in hospitals? Their objective is to spend less and have compliant forces. In this way, they are jeopardizing people’s lives.” (The state-run Eghtesad Online, ISNA news agency, July 9 and 10, 2017)